97points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

0points

Status OB-1

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Status OB-1
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Status OB-1

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Sony MDR-XB950B1 & Status OB-1?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Status OB-1?

  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs20,15Hz
  • Impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32,54 Ohms
  • Weight
    245gvs289,388.4g

Why is Status OB-1 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Highest frequency
    30000Hzvs20000,28000Hz
  • Driver unit size
    42mmvs40,40mm
  • Has an open-back design

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.has a detachable cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

289g

245g

388.4g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.has a tangle free cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

28000Hz

30000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

3Hz

15Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

93dB/mW

105dB/mW

95dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

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144dB/mW

5.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

42mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

6.has a neodymium magnet
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

4.Has WiFi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

The device can connect to WiFi.

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Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.can be used as a headset
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has an in-line control panel
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

4.number of microphones

2

1

0

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.warranty period

2

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

6.has a noise canceling microphone
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Status OB-1

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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